CEMEX Communities

Wickwar Community

Wickwar Quarry is a strategically located limestone quarry which serves the needs of a wide surrounding area of the west and parts of the Midlands. Set in attractive countryside to the north east of Bristol, the site was once known as Churchwood Quarry. The operation has, over its 50-year life, contributed to homes, schools, hospitals roads and a host of other needs throughout the region.

It has also provided much needed rural jobs for several generations of local people and currently employs around 60 people. The quarry became part of CEMEX in 2005 when the company first invested in the UK by acquiring RMC.

In addition to the extraction of aggregates, the plant also has a coating plant which supplies asphalt for road building and resurfacing projects.

In 2009, the company received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council for a northern extension to its quarry in order to respond to both local and regional demand for crushed rock and for the asphalt made from it.

In 2012, we applied for permission to make our asphalt plant permanent. We also secured the go-ahead from South Gloucestershire Council to retain the existing readymix and block-making plant, and to create a temporary recycling facility.

Noise has been another important issue for the site following complaints from the neighbouring community. The company has invested a total of £167,000 and a significant improvement has been achieved.


View more information about Wickwar Community Matters at www.cemexcommunities.co.uk
For general enquiries about CEMEX call our Head Office at 01932 568833 -  our address is CEMEX UK Operations, Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Egham, Surrey TW20 8TD
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